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More questions about McCrory’s understanding of election law

Here’s more on Governor Pat McCrory’s head-scratching explanation of the changes to early voting in the sweeping voter supression bill he signed on Monday.

WRAL-TV’s NC Capitol reports that McCrory repeated “at least one incorrect turn of phrase at least three times” in radio interviews.

A story on ABC 11 news asks the pertinent question—“Does McCrory understand election reform law?” The answer appears to be a resounding no.

But why should he be expected to understand it?  He’s only the governor who signed it into law.

5 Comments


  1. susan fritts

    August 14, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Gov. McCrory is nothing but a puppet controlled by demons!!! Lol but true….taking N.C. into the depths of oblivia!! I dont want to live here any more!!!

  2. susan fritts

    August 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Gov. McCrory is nothing but a puppet controlled by demons..lol…crazy but true. He is taking N.C. into oblivia!!! Idont wanna live here anymore!! Its just too embarrassing! :-[

  3. Doug

    August 14, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Whether he understands it or not, we are at least on the right track and more in line with the rest of the nation rather than having liberal fraud ridden elections. Here are some facts on the Voter ID bill showing how we have become less radical and in step with the norm:

    33 states require voter ID. Now 34 with NC getting on board

    ONLY 14 states allow straight party voting. North Carolina now joins the 36 other states that do not.

    How about early voting Well, 15 states allow NO early voting or no-excuse absentee voting an NC is just below the average number of days

    Only 1 state allows same day registration during early voting, and 11 states allow same day election day registration. NC has now left this fraud ridden scheme behind

    5 states allow 16 and 17 year olds to pre-register to vote. 45 states do not.

    14 states allow unlimited individual contributions to candidates. North Carolina has placed a limit on contribuitons

  4. Doug

    August 15, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Opinion or not…there are a significant number of facts in there that cannot be ignored. I can also say, I am at least as unbiased as any “journalist” or commenter on this site….or in the local state controlled media such as NO WRAL etc.

  5. Ellen Gerber

    August 16, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Most of the real voter fraud–which is people casting votes using someone else’s name–is done by absentee ballot. Yet no voter ID will be required to vote absentee.

    Students have a photo ID, most of which, in NC, are issued by the state unversity system, yet that ID will not serve to prove who they are.

    Older people may have an expired driver’s license or an expired passport, but they will not be able to use them as IDs because they have expired. How does that help to prevent fraud?

    It is so clear that this oppressive law is intended to supress certain voting groups, not to prevent fraud.

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